Blockchain News Crypto cryptocurrency tax Ernst and Young 

EY Spends Millions Upgrading ‘Blockchain Analyzer’ to File Your Crypto Taxes

Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Hacked.com. Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: “CCN+Hacked”. Sign up here. Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Hacked.com. Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: “CCN+Hacked”. Sign up here. By CCN.com: Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) wants to make filing your crypto tax returns easier. To this end, the auditing giant launched the second generation of…

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blockchain Blockchain News Crypto south korea Vitalik Buterin 

Vitalik Buterin Urges South Korea to Deregulate Blockchain, Embrace Crypto

Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Hacked.com. Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: “CCN+Hacked”. Sign up here. Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Hacked.com. Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: “CCN+Hacked”. Sign up here. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and a bipartisan group of lawmakers urged the South Korean government to deregulate the blockchain industry. They say the current laws are overly restrictive and therefore,…

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bitcoin bitwise Blockchain News Crypto 

SEC Continues Lazy Crypto Streak by Postponing Bitwise Bitcoin ETF

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again proven its inability to make decisions regarding a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF). This time, the helpless victim waiting on the sidelines is Bitwise, which initially filed for its ETF two months ago in January. A section of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 states that the SEC can postpone a decision-making process by up to 45 days on specific filings. This 45-day period can then be extended to 90 days granted the SEC finds reasons for the extension and then…

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aite bitcoin Blockchain News Crypto Guest Contributor 

Bitcoin Expertise ‘Exploding’ Among Insurance Pros in 2019: Study

Bitcoin and blockchain expertise in the insurance industry has “exploded” over the past two years, and insurers who ignore blockchain technology do so at their own peril, according to a new report from Aite Group, a global research and advisory firm. Insurance Professionals are Boning up on Bitcoin Individuals with technical expertise in both Bitcoin and insurance (based on LinkedIn profiles) soared from 102 in April 2017 to 5,418 in January 2019 (see Figure 1 below). Those with expertise in both blockchain and insurance rose even more dramatically: from 96…

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Blockchain News Crypto mobile wallet Thunes western union 

Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets

Western Union is pushing further into the crypto world, teaming up with a cross-border payments network so its customers can take advantage of mobile wallets. The network is Thunes, and through it, Western Union customers can send funds directly into a recipient’s mobile wallet. All they need to do is go online or visit one of the many agent locations just as they do to make traditional transfers. Why Should Anyone Care? Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts for future events…

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Blockchain News Crypto Gerald Cotten Michael Patryn quadriga 

The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of $190 million in crypto from Canadian exchange Quadriga deepened as it was revealed the surviving founder is a reported ex-con who served 18 months in a federal U.S. prison for identity theft, bank fraud and credit card fraud. Michael Patryn, who founded Quadriga with Gerald Cotten, has been revealed as Omar Dhanani. After denying this and disputing reports linking him to his criminal past, records were obtained showing that Patryn legally changed his name twice, six years before he founded Quadriga with Cotten. Join…

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bitcoin Blockchain News BlockFi Crypto interest 

BlockFi’s Interest-Bearing Accounts Appeal to Those Wanting More Money

When BlockFi began offering interest-bearing accounts earlier this month, it seemed to have struck gold. Giving people a place to securely store their bitcoin or ether is paying off for the company and crypto holders. An impressive 10,000 people have signed up for accounts. Almost all of them, roughly 90%, are retail investors. As the prices for cryptocurrencies have fallen considerably, enthusiasts have pumped more than $35 million in deposits into BlockFi accounts. From Beta To A Hit The company announced the private beta launch of the BlockFi Interest Account (BIA)…

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Binance bitcoin Blockchain News Crypto real estate 

Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNB

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is partnering with real estate auctioneer James Pratt Auctions (JPA) to launch a live property auction using bitcoin and Binance Coin (BNB). On April 8, buyers can bid on – and buy – a futuristic-looking, luxury, beach-front mansion nicknamed ‘The Jetsons” in Casuarina, New South Wales, using BTC or BNB. The auction follows a partnership between Binance, JPA and NuYen Exchange. It also represents another step towards greater adoption of digital currencies. Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts…

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Blockchain News Crypto huobi Huobi Prime Ross Zhang 

Huobi Prime Offers Cryptocurrency Investors a New Way to Trade

Tuesday, March 26 will see customers of the cryptocurrency exchange Huobi experience a whole new way of getting their fingers around cryptocurrencies. Known as Huobi Prime, the system is a coin-launch platform that ensures all currencies purchased by Huobi users are immediately deposited into their accounts and tradable against the Huobi Token (HT) with minimal delays, according to a company press release. Currencies offered through Huobi Prime can be traded against the Huobi Token, the platform’s official cryptocurrency. | Source: Shutterstock Customers will also have access to coins at below-market…

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Blockchain News Crypto Opinion 

As the Blockchain Hype Dies, Why Should We Care About Practical TestNets?

The blockchain era has largely been defined by grandiose promises and ambitions, but little to show for it. For most companies, even those that successfully complete ICOs, we usually hear loud guarantees of life-changing and revolutionary technology. In the end, however, these “game-changers” end in the same place most others do, the dustbin of history. Reports of a vast majority of blockchain projects fizzing out or simply vanishing have become common, and those applications still around are forced to shoulder the burden and standard of the industry. In this climate,…

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